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Universal health care is a tall order given southern Africa’s poor finances

Universal health care is a tall order given southern Africa’s poor finances

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      22nd October 2015 Creating universal health care – one of the targets under the newly ratified Sustainable Development Goals – will have different challenges for... 

African unity will remain illusionary without values

African unity will remain illusionary without values

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      21st October 2015 ‘African unity’ has been one of the most consistent themes in African political thought. Since independence, the vision of a continental order... 

Borderline growth – Kickstarting development in South Africa’s border towns

Borderline growth – Kickstarting development in South Africa’s border towns

13th October 2015 The city of Erenhot sits on the Mongolian border, five hours of desolate steppe tundra away from the nearest major Chinese city. In 1992, the town... 

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The need for specialised investment courts

The need for specialised investment courts

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th October 2015 Sorting out a trade dispute can be a tricky thing. Nations may want to advance their economic interests but are reluctant to upset relations with... 

South Africa's foreign policy walks a fine line

South Africa's foreign policy walks a fine line

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th October 2015 Today, 5 October 2015, South African authorities are expected to submit their reasons for failing to arrest Sudanese President Al-Bashir when he... 

Untangling the regulatory yoke for businesses in South Africa

Untangling the regulatory yoke for businesses in South Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      25th September 2015 South Africa is a country of contradictions. Depending on one's circles and political or moral convictions one always gets something fascinating.... 

Should Heritage Day be renamed Heritages Day?

Should Heritage Day be renamed Heritages Day?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd September 2015 South Africa has seldom approached Heritage Day with a more fractured sense of what constitutes our heritage and what should be celebrated. Angry... 

WTO 2.0: Will the WTO be able to reinstate its centrality in the global trading landscape in the 21st century?

WTO 2.0: Will the WTO be able to reinstate its centrality in the global trading landscape in the 21st century?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      17th September 2015 That the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been in the grip of a systemic crisis since 2008 is well known. Notwithstanding relatively minor... 

The United Nations at 70: South Africa’s role in global peace and security

The United Nations at 70: South Africa’s role in global peace and security

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      16th September 2015 Today, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will convene for the 70th time since its inception in 1945, at the UN headquarters in New York. UNGA takes... 

Cancelled APRM Summit Sends Distressing Signals

Cancelled APRM Summit Sends Distressing Signals

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      14th September 2015 The sudden cancellation of an Extraordinary Summit on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) raises serious concerns about the future of this... 

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